Income Security Law Reform
An income security regime that is inaccessible and insufficient to meet the needs of most people remains one of the most marginalizing forces for low and fixed income populations. Our income security law reform work strategically targets government systems and practices currently in place that negatively impact low and fixed income residents of British Columbia.
Our law reform work is done through consultations with advocates and advocacy organizations. We attend stakeholder meetings and participate in collaborative community projects that promote the health and well-being of British Columbians by addressing poverty and income insecurity.
Access to the Employment and Assistance Appeals Tribunal
The Employment and Assistance Appeals Tribunal (EAAT) forms the last level of appeal of decisions involving provincial income and disability assistance. We sit on a stakeholder committee, along with other advocacy organizations, to consult on recommendations for reform to EAAT.
As part of this committee, we advocate for law reform to make EAAT more accessible.
Poverty Reduction Coalition
CLAS participates on the Poverty Reduction Coalition, a large and diverse coalition that advocates for a accountable, bold and comprehensive poverty reduction plan from the government of British Columbia that would include legislated targets and timelines to significantly reduce poverty and homelessness.